Horse-drawn carriages

How the gramophone influenced Irish music

In 1900, New York’s Third Avenue was bustling with activity. Horse-drawn carriages and the occasional motor car moved under the elevated train lines of the street. This is where Ellen O’Byrne, a native of Leitrim, chose to set up her Irish music store. Nestled between pet and hardware stores, under …

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South Africa under fire over energy plan

South Africa has taken urgent action to address its crippling energy crisis, with a plan to hire mobile power plants or so-called powerships to dock at its ports. But the possible 20-year $ 15 billion deal with Turkey’s Karpowership – one of the longest of its kind – has been …

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